Mechatronic Engineer

  • Location
    Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Salary
    £ 35000 - £ 40000 / Year
  • Category
    Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive - Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
  • External Reference

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with a company who have the vision to provide the commercial vehicle industry with clean, zero emission solutions for local and city centre deliveries. They bring leading world class technology to the commercial vehicle world through the assembly, manufacture and conversion of LGV and commercial vehicles to 100% electric traction.

You will be expected to bring technical knowledge and guidance of programming CodeSys 2.3 and 3.5 for an automotive application, have working knowledge of vehicle HV battery (BEV) systems for our vehicle range. Ideally be from a mechanical/electrical/electronics back ground and have an automotive background . Your support will ensure the achievement of our business objectives and our technical development, through delivering on projects time and within budget. The role will require you to take responsibility for the development, documentation and maintenance of our software systems from development to production. The main role will be to program our vehicle management units at our production facility in Blackburn Lancashire to assemble our HGV traction batteries.

Skills required

* Proven experience in a similar role automotive application

* Excellent understanding of battery electric vehicles

* Sound working knowledge and experience in writing programs in CodeSys 2.3 and 3.5

* Good working knowledge of LiFePo 4 Prismatic Cells, Lithium Pouch and Lithium Cells

* Good electrical and electronic skills

* Working knowledge of Battery Management Systems (BMS) and their programming

* Working knowledge of HV DC battery safe working practices

* HV isolation, automatic disconnection and insulation monitoring

* An understanding of battery layout, their electrical design and charging capabilities

* Excellent computer skills and preferably with knowledge and familiarity of, CAN CANOpen, J1939, Software C-code, CodeSys 2.3 and 3.5, communication protocols, CANMoon and toolchain

* Experience of developing control algorithms for EV/HEV automotive applications, including electric motor controls

* Multi tasker and organised

* A sense of urgency

* Good team player with the additional ability to work alone unsupervised

* Punctuality

* Dedicated and Loyal

* Friendly person with good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to fit in

* An eye for detail

* High standard of work

* Vehicle industry knowledge would be beneficial

The role

* Write and analyse programs written in CodeSys 2.3 and 3.5

* Required to work within the parameters of ISO26262 functional safety (with support)

* Support vehicle build and advise on the battery and charging design process

* Plan and execute vehicle tests

* Manage component change including costs

* Responsibility for the collation and presentation of data as and when required

* Develop relationships with colleagues in internal functions

* Ensure your own health and safety as well as that of your colleagues

* Ensuring Health and Safety guidelines are adhered to at all times

* General housekeeping duties, ensuring that the work area and workplace are cleaned daily


Our client can offer plenty of opportunity for career progression for the right candidates who wish to progress within our successful organisation and offer the following benefits:

* Competitive salary

* Workplace pension and Life assurance

* Free parking

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Clair Cunningham